Today, one of the girls in my stream was knitting. Yes, ball of yarn, two big sticks – probably knitting a sweater for the brisk UK winters. It was great. I approached her during our break. She said because the lecturer didn’t want her working on the computer, she’d work on this (the knitting). Having mentioned that she may have missed the point of the teacher’s comment – she just resumed knitting.
Announcements in class are a lot like the ones made in amusement parks for the rides. No standing, keep your hands on the inside, etc; these announcements normally occur because somebody at some point in the past has decided to stand up as the rollercoaster enters the tunnel or something sensible like that. Now our professors will have to start similar announcements; no knitting, checkers, computers or kite flying for the first half of class.
Maybe we should start a list: Top ways to screw off in class